In the first match of the evening Progression, playing with ChrisJ, took on Dutch Prodigy. Starting off with a knife win on Cache, Progression chose the Counter-Terrorist side and showed us why. After a back and forth first half, it was Progression who took a 9-6 lead. Going into the second half Dutch Prodigy were always 2 or 3 rounds behind, until they could equalize the score at 13-13. Grabbing the 15-14 lead after that it was a 4-man takedown from Clash with AWP securing Dutch Prodigy the win 16-14.
Asterion versus The Untouchables on Mirage was the next game of the evening. Choosing the CT side after winning the knife round, Asterion didn't showcase their strength as they went 2-7 down. A tactical time-out proved to be a helping hand as they afterwards grabbed the first half 8-7. Asterion lost the pistol, but won the anti-eco after which the game went into a grind fest. Asterion was able to to get a 15-11 advantage, but The Untouchables were able to come back and equalize the score to a 15-15.
Summer Season Champions LowLandLions against Slightly Different Gaming was the second match played on Mirage. LowLandLions picked the CT side after winning the knife round but went on to lose the first half 7-8. The second half was really close too, but with a strong end sprint LowLandLions started where they left off, winning games, this time 15-11.
The last game of the evening proved to be the fastest one, as Venko Gaming and 3P-Esports. faced each other on Cobblestone. 3P won the knife and immediately went 5-0 on T side. Venko Gaming bounced back though, grabbing a 9-6 lead at half time and grabbing the win with a 16-7 score.
This gives us the standings after week 1:
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